In some calendars Chaitra Month is the first month, In Some Calendars Baisakhi is the first month.

For Example, in Bengali calendar, Vaisak is the first month,

in Gujarati Calendar, Kartik is the first month of the year,

in Telugu, Tamil & Kannada calendars Chaitra month is the first month.

Because Hindus follow Two types of calendars. One is Amant, Second is Purnimant.

Amant calendar is followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Purnimant Calendar is followed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar.

But all the festivals will fall on the same day as per Gregorian calendar.

For understanding more, read about Amant & Purnimant Calendars.

Festivals in chaitra month

Amant Festivals Purnimant Festivals
Chaitra Navarathri/ Vasantha Navarathri Sheetala Ashtami
Ugadi/Yugadi Papmocihani Ekadash
Gudi Padwa / Samvatsar Padvo Ranga Panchami
Gauri Puja / Gangaur Navarathri Gantastapana
Yamuna Chhath Ugadi/Yugadi
Sri Rama Navami Gudi Padwa / Samvatsar Padvo
Kamada Ekadashi Gauri Puja / Gangaur
Hanuman Jayanthi Yamuna Chhath
Chaitra Purnima, Puthandu (Tamil New Year) Sri Rama Navami
Varuthini Ekadashi Kamada Ekadashi
Hanuman Jayanthi
Chaitra Purnima, Puthandu (Tamil New Year)
READ  Importance of Putrada Ekadashi

Know more about 12 Hindu Months.

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